Right? Isn't it so soft and girly???
Okay, here it is in blue so you can get a better idea of its true girliness But to my sadness this wallpaper is only sold in Europe. I spent quite a lot of time trying to find a site that would sell/ship it to me. Then when I finally found one I learned that for me to get the amount I wanted for her room it would have been over $450. You should have seen my husband's face when I (hopped up on pregnancy hormones) told him I wanted to spend over $400 on wallpaper for the baby's room. He didn't even have to tell me no. I knew there was no way I could justify spending that kind of dough on just the wallpaper. And I thought about just doing one wall or something, but I just couldn't get it to mesh with the overall feeling I wanted to create. So I let go of that dream and moved on to plan B... paint.
I looked all over for a stencil that could make me forget about my wallpaper, but couldn't find one. Then one day I saw Cutting Edge Stencils' new Charlotte Allover Stencil.
Isn't is wonderful? It was the first stencil design I had come across that healed the decorative hole that was torn into my heart after having to let go of my very expensive wallpaper.
Right away I knew I just had to have it. I was seriously giddy when I saw it.
I still haven't finished poor little Bonnie's room (I can't seem to get the stupid old crib I bought to go together. It has REALLY hardwood and my poor drill doesn't seem to like it.) But I am just too excited about the awesomeness of this stencil not to share it with you now. So here is a little sneak peek of the room and then lets cross our fingers that I can actually show you the whole thing next week.
You LOVE it right? I mean, even if you don't really like pink, how can you not love it? The funny thing is that the pink on the walls and the stripes on the ceiling is actually called victorian pearl, which in on a white Behr color card. So really I painted it all white. Which it really what I was going for. When I was describing the kind of pink I wanted in the room I told my husband I wanted it to be such a light pink that it was actually more like you meant to paint it white and then after you painted it you were all like oh crap it is pink. Not that that has ever happened to me, but I am pretty sure I have seen it happen to people on tv before.
The Charlotte Stencil is so awesome. I kinda really want to use it in my room now. (Is it overkill to stencil in every room of the house? and if so what percent of the rooms in my house can I use a stencil in before I become the crazy stenciled house lady? Is it anything like the number of cats you can have before you are a crazy cat lady? If so I may be in trouble.) Back on point. I was asked to review the Charlotte stencil and it is 100% my own opinion that it is freaking awesome. Is that okay.. can I say freaking on this blog? :) It is a really nice big size, the pattern is beautiful and it is the same great quality as all Cutting Edge Stencils stencils. This is my third Cutting Edge Stencils stencil and 3 out of 3 I have been really great quality and easy to use. And 3 out of 3 ain't bad.
To create this look in Bonnie's room, first I taped off around the inside of the molding to create a little border effect around the stenciled area.
Then I painted the whole box white, centered the stencil, and used one of those dense foam little rollers to stencil the pink on there. Then I just pulled the tape off and I was done. Definitely a one nap time kinda project.
Stenciling is really easy. Nothing to be scared of. The only word to advice I really have not to put too much paint on your roller. Less is more in this case. If you need more help there is a TON of really helpful info and videos at cuttingedgestencils.com.
Okay, and now for what you REALLY want, a $50 Cutting Edge Stencils giveaway. I am not gonna lie... I would really appreciate it if you were a Corner House follower before you enter this giveaway, but I am not going to require it of you.
For your first entry you just need to hop over to Cutting Edge Stencils, look around, then come back here and tell me what one you would want.
If you would like a second entry follow me on pinterest and pin your favorite stencil on one of your boards Then come back here and leave me another comment with a link to your pin.
I think that is it. The giveaway will be open until Tuesday, April 16 at midnight, so good luck.